Tonight my little brother treated us to a really delicious meal at a true Barcelona ‘establishment’: Los Caracoles, est. 1835. To be a good sport, I did taste the signature dish (snails), but opted for the gazpacho as a starter instead, and then the 3 of us did very well by an enormous serving of Seafood Paella. It was really delicious, and the perfect ending to my brother’s trip here – considering he complicated his final few days by breaking his ankle! (Note to self – start taking out traveler’s insurance in the New Year!) We’ve had a wonderful time, and I’ve been spoiled getting to spend so much time with a member of my family!

But my gratitude tonight is usurped by this photo – mainly because I’m grateful I took it AFTER we enjoyed our meal!